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Maoists attack railway construction site in Jharkhand, torch several vehicles

The incident took place near Ranchi-Latehar border in Jharkhand.

Maoists set vehicles on fire
Updated on Sep 25, 2023 11:00 PM IST

Sharad Pawar-led faction seeks disqualification of Nagaland, Jharkhand NCP MLAs

On July 2, Ajit Pawar joined Maharashtra’s Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party government and was inducted as a deputy chief minister

NCP leader Sharad Pawar. (PTI)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 04:47 PM IST

HT Tourism Conclave: Jharkhand a preferred stop for religious tourism, says official

Jharkhand is becoming a preferred travel destination for religious tourism due to its unique topography and different kinds of religious places. The state also has potential for adventure tourism. Road and infrastructure in Jharkhand are better compared to other states.

Tourism development corporation general manager Alok Prasad said Jharkhand is gradually becoming a preferred travel destination due to its unique topography (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2023 12:18 AM IST
BySaptarshi Das, New Delhi

22-year-old woman out for stroll with fiancee gang-raped in Jharkhand

A police team was soon sent to the spot, and after providing her fast aid, she was sent to the Sadar hospital for treatment, SP Ashutosh Shekhar said.

The incident happened near Barijal village in Mufassil police station area on Thursday evening when the couple was out for a stroll. (Parveen Kumar/HT)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 09:55 PM IST

Over 12k doctors announce strike across Jharkhand after medico assaulted

Dr. Kamalesh Oraon of the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College Hospital (MGMMCH), was allegedly beaten following the death of a minor girl during treatment late Monday night.

Over 12,000 government and private doctors have announced an indefinite strike across Jharkhand from 6 am on Friday. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 09:32 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

26 trains cancelled as rail blockade turns violent in Jharkhand

The Adivasi Kurmi Samaj (AKS) has called for an indefinite ‘Rail Teka-Dagar Chheka’ (rail blockade movement) at eight railway stations across Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Odisha from September 20.

Violence erupted during the first day of the indefinite rail blockade called by the Kurmi community (HT photo)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 09:27 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Stir by Kurmis: Rlys vows to run trains amid blockade threat today

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday declared the “Rail teka Dahar Chheka” movement illegal, after which West Bengal faction of the Adivasi Kurmi Samaj withdrew itself from the blockade.

The Calcutta High Court. (HT file)
Updated on Sep 19, 2023 10:19 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Calcutta HC bans indefinite rail blockade by Kurmi community in three states

Besides ST status, Kurmis want their Kurmali language in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution and want Sarna, distinct from Hinduism, to be recognised as a separate religion

The Calcutta High Court. (File photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2023 06:42 PM IST

KTR hits out at PM Modi for his comments on Telangana formation

Telangana industries minister KT Rama Rao has criticized Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comments on the formation of Telangana. Modi had claimed that the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh to create Telangana had led to bitterness and bloodshed. Rao called Modi's remarks "disparaging" and "ignorant", and defended the celebrations that took place in Telangana after its formation. The Bharatiya Janata Party defended Modi's comments, stating that he was criticizing the handling of the situation by the Congress party rather than opposing Telangana's formation.

KT Rama Rao (File)
Updated on Sep 19, 2023 12:24 AM IST

Divide and rule is the mantra as polls near

It is certain that in the following days, not only flowers but also thorns will appear in the political sphere.

Chaos was sparked recently in Tamil Nadu at an event where Udhayanidhi Stalin, the son of chief minister MK Stalin and a minister of the state cabinet, uttered such remarks for Sanatana Dharma. (PTI)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 09:25 AM IST

Two contract killers arrested from Ranchi in Samastipur shooting case: Police

The shooting reportedly took place at the behest of former Mukhia and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) block president Ram Babu Rai and his associates

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 03:53 PM IST

Pan-India ISIS network busted as NIA raids 9 places, nabs one

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids in multiple states in India as part of a crackdown on the ISIS Jharkhand module. One person was arrested in Madhya Pradesh and two others were detained in Uttar Pradesh. The raids were conducted in connection with the case of Faizan Ansari, a student at Aligarh Muslim University, who was arrested earlier this year for his alleged involvement with ISIS. The NIA seized incriminating material during the raids.

The NIA officials said the searches were conducted on the premises of suspects. (For Representation)
Updated on Sep 15, 2023 10:54 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Kurmi community warns of rail blockade for ST status

“Our rail roko will continue until the Centre includes the Kurmi community in the ST list and our language Kurmali, in the eighth schedule of the Constitution, and a separate religion code for us. We appeal to railway passengers to bear with us since we have been left with no other option. We have been agitating for the past 73 years,” said AKS central secretary Jairam Mahato.

The AKS has called for an indefinite ‘Rail Teka-Dagar Chheka’ to push their demand of getting the Kurmi community included in ST. (HT File)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 09:57 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Kota student from Jharkhand dies by suicide, was preparing for NEET

The student was preparing for the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) and was found hanging in her hostel room late on Tuesday, police said.

The student hailed from Ranchi in Jharkhand, was a Class 11 student and enrolled in a coaching institute in the city. She came to Kota earlier this year. (File)
Updated on Sep 13, 2023 12:28 PM IST

JAC class 10th and 12th compartment results released at jac.jharkhand.gov.in

Jharkhand Academic Council announces Class 10th and 12th compartment exam results. Check on jac.jharkhand.gov.in.

Jharkhand Academic Council announces class 10th & 12th compartment results, check now
Published on Sep 11, 2023 05:38 PM IST

Dumri by-election: JMM retains seat, wins by over 17k votes

Bebi Devi, a joint candidate of the ruling INDIA alliance, engaged in a direct battle with Yashoda Devi, a candidate backed by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).She secured 100,317 votes, while Yashoda Devi received 83,614 votes.

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader and cabinet minister Bebi Devi emerged victorious in the Dumri assembly by-election (PTI)
Published on Sep 08, 2023 09:57 PM IST
By, Ranchi

Bypoll results for seven assembly seats today: All eyes on INDIA vs NDA fight

Bypolls Results Updates: The counting of votes for Bageshwar, Ghosi, Puthuppally, Dhupguri, Dumri, Boxanagar and Dhanpur seats began at 8am.

Opposition's Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) leaders during a press conference after the bloc leaders meeting, in Mumbai. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2023 08:29 AM IST

Seven arrested for killing elderly man on suspicion of practicing sorcery

The man, identified as Bhanu Munda, was allegedly killed with sharp objects on the night of September 3 in Serenghatu village.

The incident happened near Arki police station area, around 80 km from state capital Ranchi. (Representational Image)
Published on Sep 06, 2023 08:18 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Jharkhand opposes Centre’s move to amend coal bill

Jharkhand has forwarded its objections regarding the Coal Bearing Area (Acquisition and Development) Amendment Bill, 2023, which seeks to replace a 1957 law, officials said

The Centre will consider all aspects based on feedback received from the states, said Pratul Shahdeo, spokesperson of the Jharkhand unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 06, 2023 12:48 AM IST
By, Ranchi

INDIA v NDA bypolls battle in seven assembly seats: Who are key candidates?

Voting is underway for bypolls on Ghosi seat in UP, Dhupguri in West Bengal, and five other seats in Jharkhand, Tripura, Uttarakhand and Kerala.

The counting of votes for the bypolls will be done on Friday.
Published on Sep 05, 2023 02:22 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Jharkhand's Dumri all set for by-election amid tight security

Besides central forces, various wings of Jharkhand Police have been deployed to ensure free and peaceful voting, a senior police officer said.

The polling in 373 polling stations, of which 200 are Maoist-affected, will begin at 7 am and continue till 5 pm.(PTI File)
Published on Sep 04, 2023 09:28 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

Mother tries to sell newborn for 6000 in Jamshedpur, detained: Police

Sakchi police station officer-in-charge (OC) Sanjay Kumar said it has been confirmed that the woman from Balarampur in Purulia district of West Bengal is the mother of the newborn baby

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 05:42 PM IST

Suspension from Lok Sabha: Congress’ Adhir Chowdhury to record statement

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi had tabled a motion seeking Chowdhury's suspension citing disruptive behaviour.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (ANI)
Published on Aug 30, 2023 01:31 PM IST

CBI registers preliminary enquiry to probe mining in Jharkhand district

The court said once preliminary enquiry is completed and report to that effect is submitted, the CBI director shall be at liberty to choose further course of action in accordance with law

On Wednesday, a team of CBI officials visited Sahibganj to collect documents related to the case and inspect the alleged mining sites (AFP)
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 12:59 AM IST
By, New Delhi

4 deaths in 4 days triggers panic in Jharkhand’s Maoist insurgency-hit area

Twelve civilians and three security personnel have been killed in Maoist violence in the Kolhan forest division over the last 10 months

Police said the Maoists were desperate. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 24, 2023 10:21 AM IST

ED conducts raids across Jharkhand in liquor trade scam

While ED officials remained tight-lipped about the specific case for which the raids were conducted and the recoveries made during the searches, people indicated that the federal agency initiated a fresh ECIR based on first information reports (FIRs) registered against Tiwari in Jamtara as a predicate offence.

ED raids the premises of Jharkhand finance minister Rameshwar Oraon in conncetion with alleged liquor scam, in Ranchi. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 09:41 PM IST
By, Ranchi

Jharkhand: Congress asks its ministers to hold public hearings

The central leadership of Congress has directed four party ministers in Jharkhand to hold weekly Jan Sunwai to address grievances of party workers and people in general.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge holds a meeting with Jharkhand Congress leaders and others at AICC headquarters in New Delhi. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 22, 2023 10:01 PM IST
By, Ranchi

Maoists kill 62-year-old amidst rising menace in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum

This marks the 11th civilian killed in Maoist-related violence in the past ten months in the hilly-forested terrain within Saranda and Kokhan reserve forests in the district, officials added.

Naxalites from the banned CPI (Maoist) killed a 62-year-old villager, accusing him of being a “police informer”, near Gitilata Chowk (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2023 09:53 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur

Maoists kill villager branding him as police informer in Jharkhand

This is the 11th civilian killed in Maoist violence - either killed by them or died in their IED blasts - in the past 10 months in the hilly terrain inside Saranda and Kokhan reserve forests in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district

Police said the Maoists killed the villager by slitting his throat. (Representative Image)
Updated on Aug 20, 2023 05:10 PM IST

CM Soren asserts domicile based on 1932 Khatiyan, job quota

“We were working on an employment policy based on the Khatiyan of 1932. It was stalled due to a conspiracy by opposition parties. However, you need not worry. We will introduce a strong law to secure jobs for future generations,” chief minister Hemant Soren said, addressing an employment fair at the Tata College Ground in Chaibasa in West Singhbhum district on Friday.

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren reiterated his resolve on Friday to enact a state domicile policy based on the 1932 Khatiyan (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 09:19 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur
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